Archive for September, 2006

conventional

Wednesday September 13, 2006


I just went to the grocery store hungry.

I realized it wasn’t a good idea once I had already opened the Milano cookies and started eating them in the baking aisle.

Shopping at a conventional grocery store is crazy.

Just walking up and down the aisles overwhelms me.
There are so many boxed up – wrapped up little meals and snacks.

Sure it is convenient and cheap….but is it worth it?

Why is it that in Iowa we import food from thousands of miles away but if we just step into our backyard we are growing the same thing?

Why do we choose to feed ourselves and our families food that has been processed with pesticides and poisons?

I choose to support local farmers. I choose to buy organic. I made this choice not because it is trendy but because I believe in it and what it means. Supporting local or organic farmers means more money into our community, less petroleum used in transport, and it makes a difference in my body and on the environment. It just makes sense to me.

I hate the argument that organic food is more expensive.
I think that is a bunch of bullshit.

We are already paying a higher price for these conventional choices.

Amanda had some thoughts on this topic as well.

last thursday

Tuesday September 12, 2006

I took vacation last Thursday and drove up to Minnesota.

I had a hair appointment at 3 pm in Minneapolis.

I met the girls in St. Paul for knitting club before I had to go to my appointment.

I didn’t bring my yarn.

Do I ever?

Thelma was there, she is a baby. She is soft and sweet and smiles a lot. I like her.


I had my interview on Friday.

It went really well (my new hair cut definitley helped).

Just waiting to hear back from them. I wonder what they will say?

I am sorta freaking about all the changes in my life.

(You might already know that from my last post).

Just trying to stay calm and find a balance.

be who

Monday September 11, 2006

Is this what your twenties are suppose to feel like?

Is figuring out who I am and what I want suppose to be so hard?

Basically all I want to do and be is happy.

Not confused.
Not overwelmed.
Not worried.

I am afraid that I will never be who I want to be…what if I just can’t get it together?

Then what?

Duh. Life.

Does anyone ever get-it-together?

Just be who you are, try your best, and everything will work itself out.

Reach for what you want and be who you want.